After a 2 week break from trialling we headed out to Lumen Christi grounds in Gosnells for the first Gosnells Agility and Jumping trial of the year. After rolling her ankle spectacularly at the last event of the Classic her handler held her back today not being able to run flat out. Open Jumping 1 bar down, Open Agility she misses the down on the dog walk contact, in Masters Agility she took the dogwalk at too shallow and angle and came off the side of the up ramp, Masters Jumping she was a bit disconnected and took a wrong jump. No luck today and we won’t tell my physio who told me no agility for 6 to 8 weeks. All my right ankle ligaments and muscle tendons were completely torn and overstretched and I needed x rays and muscle anti inflammatories to get it sorted – I will now probably have a weak right anke for the rest of my life….*sigh*…this better not be a sign of me getting old!!!
Monday March 5th – Western Classic weekend. The Western Classic is one of the two biggest shows on the WA Calendar being 2nd only to the Perth Royal Show in October. We have Eastern States judges come over and judge our obedience and agility trials and International Judges for the breed ring. I put Cypher in both the All Breed Championship shows over the four days and asked Robyn to show him as I would be busy in the Obedience and Agility rings. He was quite well behaved for such little training and won best Baby of Breed over a number of other very cute just on 3 months baby Border Collies. He was a very good boy and not fazed at all by the bright lights and big crowds, in fact I don’t think he missed me at all – little traitor! *g*
Raven had a great time over in the Agility and we had two sad luck stories with 1 bar down in both Master Agility and Master Jumping – it was a shame because her runs are always blitzing! We held it together for a win in Open Agility – so we got a nice trophy, sash and bags of biccies. She held her own in the Obedience Ring too after winning a spot in the Novice Invitational Challenge – she qualified and came 5th overall after doing the longest amount of slow pace heelwork we’d ever seen! We sure didn’t train for that heel routine.
All in all a good weekend was had by all – and our team Threes A Crowd didn’t do too badly either in the teams events.